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Q&A with Chicago Blues Hall Of Famer Paul Filipowicz, a veteran blues hero of the world scene todays

"Life in general. Getting up and going to work every day as a roofer for forty seven years will give anyone an attitude. I believe that attitude comes out in my music. I believe I represent the true working man in my words and music."

Paul Filipowicz: The Blues Is Alive & Well

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 29, 2023 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Nashville-based multitalented John Heithaus of The Rock House All Stars and Qualified Records

"It’s all about the song and the songwriter. Without the songwriter, there’s nothing to get excited about. The creative synergy of the songwriters and the tracking band is another important touchpoint."

John Heithaus: Music City's Music Man

The Rock House All Stars, an ensemble of sixteen musicians is led by co-producers John Heithaus and the…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 29, 2023 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Romanian piano/harmonica player Dorian Rosu of The Southern Cockroaches, keeps the blues alive

"The pure joy shared to the crowds by the legends of blues. About the future, we not only hope, but truly believe, the blues will remain ”alive and well”, as the great Buddy Guy said it."

The Southern Cockroaches: Blues Stories

The Southern Cockroaches is a Romanian blues band formed in 2014, in the city of Craiova by piano and harmonica player…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 27, 2023 at 9:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Sweden Blues Rock band of FROM (Rikard & Henrik From), a gumbo made of blues and rock

"I think blues music is easy to understand and a great foundation to tell a story. It truly is a global musical language that everyone can be part of. And I think it’s evolving into something new. There’s a lot of pop music with lots of blues in it."

FROM: Rhythmical Bluesie Feeling

FROM is a Blues Rock band from Sweden. Henrik From…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 27, 2023 at 8:30am — No Comments

Q&A with Band Of Friends guitarists Paul Rose & Jim Kirkpatrick - celebration of the music of Rory Gallagher

"I think Rory’s music shows his strong personality. And people resonate with this very much. Not the star but a human being."

Band of Friends: Keeping The Myth Alive!

Gerry McAvoy formed Band of Friends in 2012. Gerry played with Rory Gallagher for 20 years. The band now consists of Brendan O’Neill on drums (Rory…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 26, 2023 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Austrian guitarist and singer Jörg Danielsen, influences reach back to the electric blues of the 1960s & 70s

"It’s timeless music with a lot of facets. It’s pure, emotional and transports a lot of energy. It can hit you in many ways. No matter if you experience a concert while sitting, or if you dance and move to the groove. Blues connects people. It’s the only music I know where musicians even don’t need to speak the same language. If they understand the language of the blues, it’s enough to have a great time!"…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 26, 2023 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with The Mighty Soul Drivers (Bob Orsi & River City Slim), New England’s keepers of the Memphis Soul flame.

"I have been blessed to have seen many of my musical heroes perform live, but there are so many I missed. YouTube and the various streaming services make it possible to listen and watch at my convenience, but not the same."

The Mighty Soul Drivers: Rockin’ Soul

The Mighty Soul Drivers are New England’s keepers of the Memphis Soul…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 25, 2023 at 10:30am — No Comments

Q&A with guitar virtuoso Mike Campese, a all-around music performer, session artist competent in many musical styles

"Music is a universal language that helps keep people together in all types of culture. It can be healing, and it can touch people in many different ways. It is important for me that when people hear my music, they feel it in their heart and it brings out an emotional response in them."

Mike Campese: Reset of Rock Fusion…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 25, 2023 at 10:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Memphis-based Soul Blues harmonica ace Tony Holiday - Hill county with a step of Memphis lightning

"Music has always affected the way people live their life, example - in the mining camp days, you would go to the saloon after work, and the piano player would be relating all the news from the last mining camp, it used to be the heart of information as they were the only ones traveling from town to town to spread that information. As far as my music goes, I’d like to bring people together and make them feel and think about things they love and things…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 24, 2023 at 10:30am — No Comments

Q&A with Nashville-based Canadian musician Steve Dawson, the music flows out of him is so natural and authentic

"The music has put me in places and with people that have greatly impacted me, my life and my career. The music has taught me to listen and think and be creative, but it’s more the places and people that I’ve worked and travelled with because of the music that have had the biggest impact on how I see the world."

Steve Dawson: A Kaleidoscope of Roots Soundscapes…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 24, 2023 at 10:00am — No Comments

Q&A with New York State Blues Hall of Famer, Lex Grey - passionate artist fusing old school blues and classic rock

"If your music is not the spiritual expression of what you are then what IS it? It is our subconscious, unconscious, ancestral, ego, god, coping mechanism, creation, undoing. Celebration, communication, catharsis, connection and rebellion all in the same beautiful, gritty, bluesy breath. It is the song of every road travelled and every path not taken. It is a quivering bow and arrow displaying both potential and kinetic energy. It is a lotus flower born…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 24, 2023 at 9:00am — No Comments

Q&A with German musician Bad Temper Joe, one of Europe's finest blues and roots artists, songwriters and guitarists

"Blues is a very direct and raw music. Something that kicks you in the guts. It shoots you right in the heart. It makes you lose your mind. But it still makes you feel good and lets you know you're not alone. We all have the blues. It's only human. When the groove hits you, it makes you forget your troubles, takes you to another world. That's blues to me, and maybe that's why people still like…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 23, 2023 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Czech-based project of Petra Börnerová Trio, blues covers and also original folk-blues compositions

"The blues music has power and can reach the people. Sometimes the parents who listen to the blues pass the music to their children’s. Also thanks to the new generation of blues artists whose music was inspired by old blues music."

Petra Börnerová Trio: The Blues Is Alright!

Petra Börnerová Trio is a project of Czech vocalist Petra…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 23, 2023 at 10:00am — No Comments

Q&A with strong and versatile vocalist Zakiya Hooker, carrying the blues torch confidently into the new generation

"Blues is a part of all music. The younger generation has reached back and infused the blues in their music of today. Each generation has to grow up to realize how important the Blues is to their music and understand how it broadens their sound and feel of their music."

Zakiya Hooker: Keeping The Blues Real

Zakiya Hooker was born in the Motor City…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 21, 2023 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Ernie Pinata & Tom Gerrits of Delta Wires, high-energy blues band from the Oakland/San Francisco Bay Area

"Blues was the foundation of rock music, but the more rock sound took over. music has to come from the heart, you must have music knowledge, but playing from the heart is the key."

Delta Wires: Rocking Big Band Blues

The DELTA WIRES is a big, high-energy harmonica and horns blues band from the Oakland/San Francisco Bay Area. They were Finalists…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 21, 2023 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with California-based legendary blues guitarist Buddy Reed, an uncompromising original blues veteran

"If you are true to yourself and really know yourself as an artist and know what you’re laying down is the real deal, then you rise above all the noise and the crap that’s involved."

Buddy Reed: The Real Blues Deal

Ivan Elmo "Buddy" Reed got his start playing the blues in San Bernardino,…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 21, 2023 at 11:00am — No Comments

Q&A with blues harmonica player Johnny Mars, he has worked with the greatest Blues and Rock musicians

"The spirit is our soul, music is spiritual and the meaning of life, mission."

Johnny Mars: The Spiritual Music of Blues

Johnny Mars is an electric blues harmonica player, singer, and songwriter. Over a long career, he has worked with Magic Sam, Earl Hooker, B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix, Jesse Fuller, Spencer Davis, Ian Gillan, Do-Re-Mi, Bananarama and…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 21, 2023 at 10:30am — No Comments

Q&A with authentic Blues woman Libby Rae Watson, Mississippi-based has been playing Blues since the early 1970's.

"If my music brings happiness and joy, or touches someone, gives them what they need…then I’ve succeeded. I don’t understand any of the spirit, music, or the meaning of life! I look for the joy in things. I’m pretty simple in my happiness."

Libby Rae Watson:

Mississippi Blues Woman…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 20, 2023 at 11:30am — No Comments

Q&A with Croatian blues duo of Bok Blues (Zoran Haramincic & Davor Buncic), original blues music inspired by love

"Some music genres are joyful when young and get heavier and harder during the time. I think that Blues is fresh as it was at the beginning. Every generation transfers a part of older music styles to the next generation. No fear for the Blues!"

Bok Blues: Original Blues Experience

Bok Blues presents original blues music inspired by love and many…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 20, 2023 at 11:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Florida-based guitarist Ron Kraemer, blend classic swing with bluesy be-bop and touches of Latin Jazz

"Blues & Jazz are at the root of all popular music today. They are the foundations of American Music, and are a few of the threads that bind our country and generations of people together over time. I saw how music affected those who were locked down during the Pandemic of '20/'21. Folks danced, smiled, and sometimes had tears in their eyes at being able to enjoy something that they once took for granted."…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 19, 2023 at 9:00pm — No Comments

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